The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP
Rank 61 58 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing HP 32 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.90% 2.30% 2.47%
As % of the Vendors category 5.91% 4.96% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 7
Median daily rate £425 £225 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -29.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £116 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £20.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+46.87% +16.36%
HP
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
541 464 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 49.05% 46.45% 44.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 252 160
Median daily rate £425 £475 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +39.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £700 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 34
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.54 £21.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing HP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -3 15 £513 +327.08%
Chester 0 5 £275 -45.00%
Daresbury - 4 £425 -
Runcorn - 3 £350 -
Crewe +4 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for HP.

1 27 (42.19%) Data Centre
2 24 (37.50%) Migration
3 20 (31.25%) VMware
4 18 (28.13%) Security Cleared
5 16 (25.00%) Citrix
5 16 (25.00%) Windows
5 16 (25.00%) IBM
6 15 (23.44%) Active Directory
6 15 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (20.31%) Microsoft
7 13 (20.31%) Cisco
7 13 (20.31%) WAN
8 12 (18.75%) Sun
8 12 (18.75%) AIX
8 12 (18.75%) HPUX
8 12 (18.75%) Solaris
9 11 (17.19%) Project Management
9 11 (17.19%) Finance
10 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (14.06%) Dell
11 9 (14.06%) EMC
11 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
11 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
11 9 (14.06%) 3PAR
12 8 (12.50%) FlexPod
12 8 (12.50%) VCE vBlock
12 8 (12.50%) Linux
12 8 (12.50%) ITIL
12 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
12 8 (12.50%) Clustering

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.13%) Drupal
1 2 (3.13%) Skype for Business
1 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.94%) MS Office
3 4 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.31%) WAN
2 6 (9.38%) Firewall
3 4 (6.25%) LAN
4 3 (4.69%) VoIP
4 3 (4.69%) Wireless
5 2 (3.13%) DHCP
5 2 (3.13%) DNS
5 2 (3.13%) Internet
5 2 (3.13%) Intranet
5 2 (3.13%) ISDN
5 2 (3.13%) SAN
5 2 (3.13%) Skype
5 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.13%) VPN
5 2 (3.13%) WLAN
6 1 (1.56%) ASN.1
6 1 (1.56%) SSL
6 1 (1.56%) X.509
6 1 (1.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Cucumber
1 5 (7.81%) HP UFT
1 5 (7.81%) Selenium
2 4 (6.25%) eggPlant
3 3 (4.69%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.56%) JIRA
4 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Back Office
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Architect
2 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (10.94%) Analyst
3 7 (10.94%) IT Architect
3 7 (10.94%) IT Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.81%) Storage Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Network Security Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Security Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Security Project Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Transition Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Transition Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) AIX Consultant
6 3 (4.69%) Consultant
6 3 (4.69%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Solaris Consultant
6 3 (4.69%) Sun Consultant
6 3 (4.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) Middleware
2 2 (3.13%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.56%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.56%) JSON
3 1 (1.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (42.19%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.50%) Clustering
2 8 (12.50%) FlexPod
2 8 (12.50%) VCE vBlock
3 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) HP Superdome
3 3 (4.69%) PMI
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.13%) User Experience
5 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.56%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.56%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.56%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (1.56%) Informatics
5 1 (1.56%) PKI
5 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.00%) Windows
2 12 (18.75%) AIX
2 12 (18.75%) HPUX
2 12 (18.75%) Solaris
3 8 (12.50%) Linux
4 4 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.69%) Unix
5 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) Migration
2 11 (17.19%) Project Management
3 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (12.50%) ITIL
5 7 (10.94%) Functional Testing
6 6 (9.38%) Change Management
6 6 (9.38%) Mentoring
6 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
6 6 (9.38%) Service Management
7 5 (7.81%) Automation Testing
8 4 (6.25%) Coaching
8 4 (6.25%) DSDM
8 4 (6.25%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (6.25%) Feature Driven Development
8 4 (6.25%) Information Security
8 4 (6.25%) ITSM
8 4 (6.25%) Kanban
8 4 (6.25%) Scrum
8 4 (6.25%) Scrum-ban
8 4 (6.25%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) Python
1 2 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (1.56%) C
2 1 (1.56%) C++
2 1 (1.56%) Java
2 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.94%) PMI Certification
4 4 (6.25%) CCNP
4 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.25%) PMP
4 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (4.69%) CCNA
5 3 (4.69%) MCP
6 2 (3.13%) Degree
7 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.56%) CCIE
7 1 (1.56%) CCSP
7 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) ISEB
7 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 15 (23.44%) Active Directory
1 15 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.13%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.56%) KVM
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.25%) SCCM
3 3 (4.69%) OpenView
4 2 (3.13%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.56%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.56%) SCOM
5 1 (1.56%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (31.25%) VMware
2 16 (25.00%) Citrix
2 16 (25.00%) IBM
3 13 (20.31%) Cisco
3 13 (20.31%) Microsoft
4 12 (18.75%) Sun
5 9 (14.06%) 3PAR
5 9 (14.06%) Dell
5 9 (14.06%) EMC
6 4 (6.25%) BT
6 4 (6.25%) Oracle
7 3 (4.69%) ArcSight
8 2 (3.13%) Juniper
8 2 (3.13%) Openreach
8 2 (3.13%) SAP
8 2 (3.13%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.13%) Xerox
9 1 (1.56%) Avaya
9 1 (1.56%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.56%) Red Hat